VOLUNTEERING IN CIVIL PROTECTION AND DISASTER ASSISTANCE
Without voluntary work, our society would be a different one. Around 1.7 million people perform valuable voluntary work and thus contribute every day to maintaining community life in Germany. Civil protection and disaster assistance in Germany are also supported by volunteers and, as one of the most important pillars of civil protection, are always on hand in the event of a disaster. We need this voluntary commitment now and in the future.
The campaign “Egal was du kannst, du kannst helfen” (No matter what you can do, you can help) of the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) aims to show the diversity of voluntary activities, to inspire more people to take up voluntary work and to demonstrate that each and every individual can get involved in a very individual way. Because:
No matter what you can do, you can help.
The ASB is a non-profit aid and welfare organisation that operates nationwide, is independent of party politics and denominations, and is supported and carried by over 1.4 million members.LEARN MORE
ARKAT is a multidisciplinary civil protection association that works to provide education and training, advise legislation and promote national and international cooperation.LEARN MORE
As the umbrella organisation of the German fire brigades, the DFV is committed to effective health protection and social security for fire brigade members at national and international level.LEARN MORE
The DLRG is the largest water rescue organisation in the world, is responsible for swimming and lifeguard training and has made it its mission to save people from drowning.LEARN MORE
The German Red Cross rescues people, helps in emergencies, offers people a community, stands by the poor and needy and watches over international humanitarian law – in Germany and all over the world.LEARN MORE
The JUH is active in various social and charitable areas. It stands in the tradition of the Protestant Order of St. John, whose most important concern is helping people to help themselves.LEARN MORE
The relief service of the Catholic Order of Malta is involved in disaster control, ambulance service, first aid training and voluntary social services at home and abroad.LEARN MORE
THW is the Federal Government’s operational organisation for technical and humanitarian aid in civil protection and disaster management.LEARN MORE